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Author Archives: Edward Dunne
One of the signature moves of the John Belushi character in the movie Animal House is Belushi crushing an aluminum can against his forehead. The shape of the crushed can presents an interesting problem in material science, which has a nice mathematical … Continue reading
The cicadas of Brood X have emerged throughout much of the eastern United States. In certain areas of Ann Arbor, Michigan, where Mathematical Reviews is physically located, they have become quite loud. They belong to the genus Magicicada of periodical … Continue reading
My latest column of Math Reviews News is in the April issue of the Notices of the AMS. Using information we have in the database, I look at various geographical considerations connected to MathSciNet or to mathematics publishing more generally: … Continue reading
The United States National Academy of Sciences has announced the newest group of members. Of the 120 newly-elected members, 59 of them are women, the most elected in a single year. In this post, I’ve gathered the new members whom … Continue reading
There is a nice news item on the AMS website about MathSciNet, Uzbekistan, and the MathSciNet for Developing Countries Program, also known as the MDC Program. In very specific terms, the piece tells how the program has helped the mathematicians … Continue reading
We are hiring! We are looking for a new Associate Editor to start as soon as possible in 2021 The job is posted on MathJobs.org (of course!).
The AMS and EBSCO Information Services are sponsoring a webinar about MathSciNet for librarians. It is part of the Choice Webinar Series from the Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association. Date and Time: Tuesday, … Continue reading
We have uploaded video recordings of MathSciNet demos done at the virtual JMM 2021. Check them out on YouTube!
While many businesses have seen significant downturns during the pandemic, several scholarly publishers have reported increases in submissions in the first part of 2020. There are various studies and articles about the phenomenon. Meanwhile, at Mathematical Reviews, we have not … Continue reading
Thank you to everyone who came to the demonstrations of MathSciNet as part of JMM 2021. By rough count, between 150 and 200 people attended the demos! Here are some links that were distributed in the chats: The QuickStart Guide, … Continue reading